Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Roof repairs continue at Davisville Middle School and Quidnessett Elementary, while Davisville Elementary School will remain largely empty this year
Plans to move a charter school into part of the empty Davisville Elementary School are on hold for this school year. North Kingstown School Superintendent Phil Auger told the School Committee at its Aug. 14 meeting that the lawyers involved had not approved a lease agreement. Attorneys for the school system, the town, the town bond counsel and The Green School itself have not ironed out all the details, Auger said. "I've been blown away by the bureaucracy." Auger said he is still pursuing the lease plan, possibly for the next school year. School Business Director Mary King said that over the summer she has been meeting regularly with contractors on school projects being overseen by public works officials from the Town of North Kingstown…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Repairs needed at Quidnessett Elementary School may not happen this summer.
From windows to roofs to floors, Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School is in need of maintenance and repairs. With a slew of approvals from the local level to the state needed beforehand, the window to get the work done this summer is closing. According to Superintendent Phil Auger, school officials are working to make repairs to the school’s problematic roof over the summer. Most of the repairs will be covered by the roof’s warranty, but Auger says the school department is looking to fund the remainder using a recently passed $6.4 million school repair bond. With the cost of replacing the roof at Davisville Middle School coming in far below projects, Auger says that the money saved could be put toward Quidnessett Elementary. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Superintendent Phil Auger updates parents and staff on the roof situation at Quidnessett Elementary School.
Monday, June 4, 2012
To SMH Quidnessett parents and staff: The roof issues at Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elemetnary School are better but not perfect. The major items of the last few weeks, including the second grade classroom, are now holding, but this weekend we have noticed three small leaks in other areas. The manufacturer of the roof has been dispatched to immediately address these new areas. Per our facilities sub-committee meeting last week, we are looking to have a comprehensive fix to take place this summer under warranty. We have no analysis evidence of a mold problem in the air or within the carpet, but to allay fears from all involved, I will be proposing to the school committee on June 12 that we issue a request for proposals (RFP) to …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
How bad is the roof situation at Quidnessett Elementary School?
Parents, teachers and concerned residents took to the microphone for the second night in a row to highlight the conditions at Suzanne M. Henseler Quidnessett Elementary School Tuesday night. After bringing their grievances before the North Kingstown Town Council the night prior, a group of concerned parties reiterated the state of the school’s roof to the School Committee. Second grade teacher Kim Wilson, who spoke at Monday night’s meeting, told the committee about the condition of her classroom – which a recent survey showed was one of the wettest in the school. According to Wilson, the rugs have not been properly cleaned and students have been getting nosebleeds. “They told us we can open the windows and doors to air it out, but I don…